Health, Safety & Environment

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

Energy Transfer Says Addressed Most DAPL Safety Issues Raised by PHMSA

PHMSA on July 22 put Energy Transfer on notice for the probable violations pertaining to the operation of the Dakota Access Pipeline and proposed a civil penalty against it.

July 26, 2021

Infrastructure , Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

US Regulator Issues Notice to Dakota Access Pipeline over Safety Concerns

The PHMSA recommended a civil penalty of $93,200 against Energy Transfer, operator of the Dakota Access Pipeline, for the violations and said failure to correct the issues may result in further enforcement action.

July 23, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Construction

Canada's Quebec Rejects LNG Export Project, Citing Environmental Concerns

The Canadian province of Quebec on July 21 rejected a LNG export project for the Port of Saguenay, citing environmental concerns, in the latest blow to North American LNG development.

July 22, 2021

Legislation , International , Health, Safety & Environment , Energy Transition

EU Unveils Plan to Increase Renewables Share in Energy Mix to 40% by 2030

The aim is to implement legally-binding targets to reduce net EU emissions by 55% by 2030, from 1990 levels, and eliminate them by 2050.

July 14, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Subsea

Sustainable Innovations in Seawater Electrochlorination

The oil and gas industry is increasingly concerned with environmental awareness ​and safety, yet no current regulations cover seawater electrochlorination for offshore applications.

July 9, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Pipelines

Enbridge Says Tougher Environmental Review Will Delay Line 5 Tunnel Project

Calgary-based Enbridge had planned to start building the $500 million tunnel beneath the Straits of Mackinac, connecting Lake Huron and Lake Michigan, this year.

June 24, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Energy Transition , Drilling

Treating Fluid Waste Streams at the Source Minimizes Environmental Impact of Offshore Activity

Do operators and contractors need to go with the flow when it comes to managing wastewater offshore? There are signals that dealing with waste fluids at the source is growing as a favored option over the more conventional ship-to-shore practices. That means the principles of economy, efficiency and environmental considerations are going mainstream. 

June 14, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment , Digital Oilfield

Opinion: Expert Guidance Optimizes Operational Risk Management

Companies need support to tackle emerging risks as operational environments evolve.

June 10, 2021

Private Equity , Investment , Company Profiles , Exploration & Production , Health, Safety & Environment , Emissions , Energy Transition

Engine No. 1, the Giant-Killing Hedge Fund, Has Big Plans

It has been depicted as a new David-and-Goliath tale for Wall Street: a tiny hedge fund called Engine No. 1 went up against the mightiest oil company in the U.S. and won three seats on its board, with a mandate to prepare it for a future free of fossil fuel.

June 4, 2021

Health, Safety & Environment

Salus Technical Founder Discusses Significant Safety Challenges Offshore and How to Address Them

"The three things we need to focus on are process isolations and hydrocarbon releases, alarm management and competence," said David Jamieson, Founder and MD of Salus Technical. "The engine warning light is on, and we can’t afford to ignore it." 

June 3, 2021